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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Sep 27, 2019 2:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if no Hunter?

Add Phil to D&C and they would draw bigger crowds, but would still be just regular music, like the Fare Thee Well business. Tame, courteous and completely lacking in any form of psychic trauma...I wanted them to scare me, like the peak of an acid trip.

I would take the 4 GD shows I saw in '95 over anything I've seen since. Without a doubt. Not even close.

I love Phil, I play a Modulus bass and try to emulate his way. The Furthur shows with Phil and Bob were fun, too bad they didn't have a guitarist who could stand toe to toe with them. Still they are way too tame and controlled. They dont let the music play the band anymore.

Real "musicians" can't let the music play the band...the fatal error of most GD tribute acts. Keeps them from being able to really do it.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 28, 2019 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if no Hunter?

Ok now some more questions.

In 95 I was sitting in a grass hut in Hawaii so did the Dead really still scare and traumatize then?

Since you know bass, are there others in this jam scene that I read about that emulate Phil? My only experience is Oteil but he's a groove sort of guy and really nothing more than great support. To have two lead players really takes things to another level and changes the sound completely. D&C make a lot of Dead songs swing and even though they fit that mold I never thought the Dead swung. You must have a lot of fun playing. :)

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Oct 1, 2019 4:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if no Hunter?

I posted a clip in the Hunter Lyrics thread that has a moment at a show from '95 that still haunts me to this last show and it will forever ring in my ears. So Grateful that my last shows were spectacular, not as much as the ones from '82 or '83, but still heartfelt and pure.

Bass players are the weak link in almost every GD cover band. The problem is that they are bass players instead of Grateful Dead players. The sonic soundscape comes before musical correctness.

I play bass in one band and guitar in another. I picked up the bass because no one I knew would play one the way I wanted it to sound. I finally found a bassist who plays Dead - and I love it.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Oct 7, 2019 3:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What if no Hunter?

Sorry been away. I will listen. Don't think I've ever hear a 95 cut ever. :) Do you have any sources on Phil's style? i mean I can hear Jerry over the years but I can't say the same for Phil.

Btw I can't read Hunter lyrics without singing along inside. Funny huh?